Virtual ORNL in the Classroom

ORNL is excited to offer Kindergarten-12th grade student groups the opportunity to learn from our scientific research staff through virtual classroom visits. Virtual visits are conducted on Zoom or other teleconferencing platforms and allow students to participate on individual devices or as a whole group. Topics include: biology, plant science, a day in the life of a scientist, supercomputing, AI, machine learning, astrophysics, astronomy, nuclear science, robotics, engineering, chemistry, physics, 3D printing, and energy storage. Presentations can be tailored to your class’ area of study.  If you’d like a scientist to visit your classroom, virtually, please fill out the request form below. 



During National Engineers Week (February 22nd-26th), ORNL engineers will virtually visit middle school classrooms across the region to talk to the students about ORNL, engineering, and what it’s like to be an engineer. Presentations will take about 30 minutes and take place on the teleconferencing platform of the teacher’s choice. 


Please contact Alison Melton ( with questions.